Occasionally, a tooth or teeth may become so damaged due to trauma, infection, or decay that it must be pulled. At times, some patients may suffer from overcrowded dentition, and extraction may be necessary for better alignment.
Kennedy North Dentistry offers an extensive range of dental treatments, including crowns, veneers, smile makeovers, root canals, teeth whitening, and extraction near you.
Our dentist is fully qualified to extract teeth safely and provide you with full aftercare to help you recover, heal, and regain full chewing and speaking function.
To prevent any unnecessary complications, we strongly advise our patients to follow aftercare instructions properly. For more questions and concerns regarding tooth extractions in Caledon, ON, please call our trained dentist near you.
After extraction, it’s natural for the tooth socket to bleed a little. The dentist or hygienist will provide you with a gauze-pad, which you should gently place on the dental socket. Doing this will not only accelerate healing, but it will also promote blood clotting.
We recommend keeping the gauze-pad in place for at least 3-4 hours and change as and when needed. Patients should refrain from smoking, rinsing the mouth, and drinking through a straw until 24 hours after the extraction. Smoking, rinsing, or sucking through a straw can interfere with blood clotting and slow down the healing process.
You should also take plenty of rest and relax for a couple of days following the extraction.
Once the 24-hour healing period is over, you can start gently rinsing your mouth with salt water solution (1/2 salt in 8 oz. of warm water). You can also brush and floss as usual while taking care to avoid the open tooth socket.
We also suggest that you stick to consuming soft foods like puddings, yogurts, mashed potatoes or scrambled eggs, and so on for a couple of days. Please avoid eating hard foods as this may damage the empty tooth socket and disrupt the healing process.
Our dentists near you at Kennedy North Dentistry in Caledon, ON are proud to offer wisdom teeth extraction, wisdom tooth removal near Brampton, Mayfield area. You can depend on our experienced dentists at Kennedy North Dentistry for pain-free and safe extractions near you.